SAN FRANCISCO — Yusmeiro Petit lost his perfect game on Eric Chavez’s two-out single in the ninth, and the San Francisco right-hander got the next batter to close out the Giants’ 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Petit struck out Chris Owings to begin the ninth, and Gerardo Parra followed with a routine grounder to second. He then went to a full-count on Chavez, who dumped a pinch-hit single just in front of Hunter Pence in right field.
The crowd of 41,190 fans followed with a standing ovation for Petit, who struck out seven in his 95-pitch gem against his former team. A.J. Pollock grounded out to third to finish Petit’s first career complete game.
Before the ninth, the closest Arizona came to a hit was pitcher Patrick Corbin’s sinking line drive to left that forced Juan Perez to make a shoestring catch.
“I’m just so happy to be here, I realized what was going on when Juan Perez made that catch in the sixth inning,” Petit said through an interpreter. “From then on, I just tried to concentrate on every pitch.”
Pence had three hits, including a home run, and scored all three runs. Brett Pill and Hector Sanchez also drove in runs.
Corbin (13-6) tossed eight strong innings, giving up eight hits. He walked one and struck out five.